Tetrobol of Terina with head of Terina

Early Hellenistic Period
300 B.C.

Mint: Bruttium, Terina

Catalogue Raisonné

Brett, Greek Coins (MFA), no. 0220.


Diameter: 16 mm. Weight: 2.24 gm.

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World



Obverse: Head of Terina right; hair at back rolled, locks curling upwards from forehead and over back hair, short curls escaping about head; triple-drop earring.
Triskeles at left.
Inscription in Greek at right.
Border of dots.
Reverse: Nike seated left on square cippus with wide base; in sleeveless, girdled chiton, himation over legs; feet and drapery below base of cippus; ground line.
Monogram at left.


By date unknown: Northwick Collection; 1859: Sotheby auction of the Northwick Collection, sale catalogue, no. 174 (according to Brett, Catalogue, no. 220); by date unknown: Canon Greenwell Collection; July 1902: acquired from Canon Greenwell Collection by Edward Perry Warren (Regling, Die Griechischen Münzen der Sammlung Warren, no. 187); September 1904: purchased by MFA from Edward Perry Warren

Credit Line

Henry Lillie Pierce Fund